Civil War Educators Network

Are you involved in the teaching or designing of resources for the British and Irish Civil Wars?

Our aim

Meeting the classroom needs of educators, sharing available education resources for studying the civil wars at KS2, KS3, GCSE, Sixth Form and University levels.

The Civil War Educators’ Network exists to develop and share best practice in the teaching of British and Irish History in the period 1630–1660 at all educational levels ranging from primary schools to universities and adult education groups. We aim to increase the opportunities for people to study the British Civil Wars in exciting and innovative ways by promoting partnerships across a range of sectors. We are also committed to developing high-quality teaching and best practice in educational design, independent of our provision of civil-war content. Our members include UK academics, teachers, teacher educators and museum professionals, but members from beyond the UK are also very much welcomed.

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For updates on resources, meetings and news



Wednesday 3 July 2024

10am to 5pm
National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum

On the theme of the local/regional study, e.g. that is embedded in KS2 and KS3 and in OCR’s KS4 ‘History Around Us’. 

CWEN Meeting Minutes 20 Oct 2023_Page_1


Inaugural Meeting of the Civil War Educators’ Network

Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 20 October 2023


Civil War Petitions contains educational resources, lesson plans and handouts that have been tailored for teaching at different levels. They are currently adding to these, including developing materials for A Level, so do keep checking back to see what is new.

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Key Stage 3 History

Survivors of the English Civil War

Using Civil War Petitions for teaching Key Stage 3 History


GCSE History ‘Medicine through Time’

Renaissance Medicine in the English Civil Wars

Using Civil War Petitions for teaching GCSE Medicine Through Time


Dr. Paul Bracey

Primary History Consultant/ Member of Historical Association Primary Committee/ Editorial Board

Chloe Coleman

Formal Learning Manager at Royal Armouries Museums

Denise Greany

Contributing Education Editor, Learning and Participation Officer at The National Civil War Centre

Andrew Hopper

Professor of Local and Social History in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford

Gillian Johnston

Education Outreach Officer, Newcastle University Library

Ismini Pells

Project manager of the Civil War Petitions Project

Stephen Roberts

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Historical Society and the Learned Society of Wales